Ex-CIA chief downplays claims of China ‘cyberwar’

Retired CIA chief Michael Hayden on Thursday added his voice to an effort by the Obama administration and its allies to tamp down talk of a “cyberwar” with China, the Financial Times reports.

Mr Hayden’s speech on the topic at a major technology security conference followed similar remarks by White House cyber security co-ordinator Howard Schmidt, who has also taken issue with congressional testimony earlier in the year from former intelligence officials who said the US was at war and losing the fight.

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